ARTS & CRAFTS
When marquetry is the art of assembling pieces of wood veneer to create a design, neomarquetry is the art of working wood veneer to create a volume. It is an innovative fine craftmanship: How to work with wood? in the direction of grain? or across the grain? How can we find its inflection point? LairiaL can thus contradict the great French writer Jean de La Fontaine’s fable (The Oak and the Reed): ‘With LairiaL the wood bends but does not break’.
Neo-marquetry reinterprets wood. Revisited by LairiaL, it becomes airy, light, poetic. With their pure and sophisticated profiles, LairiaL’s lightings fit all styles.
After three years of testing, we managed to master the wood and tame it … smoothly. We soften it by hand before twisting it. The volume is drawing under our hands with precision and meticulousness. Wood in tension resists, it wants to regain its freedom and recover flat. We combine strength to overcome its resistance, and gentleness to shape it. Each lamp is checked and tested. Learn more